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Horton General Hospital Hip Fracture Team

Patients attending the Horton General Hospital for hip fracture treatment can once again rest assured they’re getting some of the best care as the Hip Fracture Team has once again been named one of the best in the country for the seventh year running. The hospital, which is part of Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, met all of its…

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Children’s chemotherapy service launches at Horton

Horton General Hospital, Banbury, Oxford Road entrance

A new chemotherapy service for children is now available at the Horton General Hospital. The service’s first clinic launched in September and provides chemotherapy to young people between the ages of one and 19. The clinic operates as a satellite site to Kamran’s Ward at the Children’s Hospital in Oxford, and means that patients and their families in the north…

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Radio Horton launches Care Home radio service

Radio Horton launches Care Home radio service

North Oxfordshire’s Hospital, Health and Well Being broadcasting service has launched a brand-new broadcasting service, expanding its listenership into Glebefields Care Home in Drayton. Radio Horton has been trialling its exclusive weekly radio programme to Glebefields since July and after a successful official launch last week as the Glebefields team celebrated receiving its rating by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).…

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Raise your Mugs! Radio Horton holds coffee morning for Katharine House Hospice

Radio Horton is hosting a coffee morning on Spring Bank Holiday Monday 27th May to raise funds for the Katharine House Hospice as part of their “Care for a Cuppa” initiative. Volunteers from Banbury’s hospital broadcasting service, Radio Horton will be donning their aprons and selling teas, coffees, refreshments and a range of cakes and bakes on bank holiday Monday…

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Record breaking funds raised by Radio Horton at Sainsbury’s Festive Fundraiser

North Oxfordshire’s Hospital Radio station, Radio Horton has accomplished a record-breaking number of donations, raising £800.00 at its annual festive fundraiser which took place at the Oxford Road branch of Sainsbury’s on 22nd December 2018. Intrepid volunteers from the station provided entertainment to shoppers as they entered the supermarket, helping to spread festive cheer to shoppers and staff. Santa Claus…

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Local hero receives coveted British Citizen Award

An inspirational man from Banbury, Oxfordshire, received a prestigious British Citizen Award for Services to Volunteering & Charitable Giving, at the Palace of Westminster on 24th January 2019. Andrew Willis has been helping the disabled, poor, elderly and unemployed for 12 years as a volunteer ad-visor. He set up Banburyshire Advice Centre, a charity which he created to offer people…

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New Year, New Volunteer: Radio Horton Appeals for Ward Visitors

Horton General Hospital

Banbury’s hospital broadcasting service, Radio Horton is appealing for new volunteers to come forward to assist with visiting and spending time with patients at the Horton General Hospital, collecting music requests for its weekday evening request programmes. The appeal comes following incumbent volunteer ward visitor sickness or holiday and the station is now unable to fulfil its ward visiting rounds…

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Banbury Campaign for cleaner air

NEWS: There are calls for a campaign in Banbury to try and tackle the problem of air pollution. It’s after Hennef Way was named the worst place in Oxfordshire for deadly nitrogen dioxide. The road has double the legal amount. Vic Walton, former presenter of Radio Horton Kidz brings us this report: (courtesy of BanburySound 107.6fm) Campaign to tackle toxic…

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A week of celebrations for Radio Horton

President of the Hospital Broadcasting Association, June Snowden presents John & Maria Mayo with HBA Long Service Awards for 20 years and 10 years respectively.

Last week saw the commemoration of two very special events take place at the Horton General Hospital, as the NHS celebrated seventy years on 5th July, Banbury’s hospital radio station, Radio Horton was also preparing for a ceremony of its own birthday, which took place two days later. On Saturday 7th July, Radio Horton held an event at its studios…

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Radio Horton calls for Your Horton Memories

On Thursday 5th July, the NHS (National Health Service) is celebrating its seventieth anniversary. With events taking place at hospitals across the country, Banbury’s hospital radio station, Radio Horton is marking the occasion with a series of broadcasts entitled “Your Horton Memories” and is calling on the help of the Banbury community, as well as current and former Horton staff…

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